This has been a year like no other and whether you and your team are back in the office with safety measures in place or are still fully remote navigating through this virtual world together, it is essential to stay connected with your coworkers and celebrate your resilience as a company as you faced a year full of new challenges.
Current circumstances may call for adjustments to your typical holiday celebrations and may even require you to create entirely new traditions. Either way, you are not alone! This is an especially unique holiday season and businesses everywhere are adapting their festivities.
Whether you host a virtual holiday party or a socially distant in-person celebration, check out these 3 ideas for inspiration and see what other companies are doing for their holiday events this year!
CHOOSE A FESTIVE THEME
All great parties (virtual or not) have an exciting theme! A creative theme will give your party a focus and help your guests get into the holiday spirit with a chance to dress up!
Every year, Post Integrations hosts an extraordinary holiday celebration with a new theme and design each time, with decor that is out of this world! Their theme was extremely fitting this year, during a time when masks are a part of our everyday attire, the chosen theme was Masquerade Ball.
This is a great theme choice for in-person and virtual events. You can even invite your guests to create their own masks and have a DIY mask decorating contest!
Some other great theme options we’ve seen this season include Holiday Pajama Party (perfect for remote guests), Winter Wonderland, Merry Grinch-Mas, Hollywood Holiday and the all time classic, Ugly Sweater Party.
DECK THE HALLS IN HOLIDAY DECOR
Whatever your theme may be, make sure to deck out your party in fun festive holiday decor! Even if you are hosting a virtual event, decorate your backdrop with holiday colors and lights. For socially distant outdoor get togethers, consider a snow machine especially if you’re going with a White Christmas theme!
At Ryan House’s Annual White Christmas Gala, the “snowfall” really makes for a magical moment that all of the guests love.
INCORPORATE ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES
You can’t have a celebration without entertainment! Live music is always a party favorite and there are tons of holiday themed activities you can do to entertain your guests — You can host a holiday treats bake off, a white elephant gift exchange, or you can even stream a holiday movie and watch it together with your team virtually!
Whether you’re hosting an in-person holiday party or putting on a virtual celebration, contact us at Haute Media and we will help with every stage of planning and execution!